North East

Accelerated efforts on to develop Northeast states: VK Singh

India on Friday said plans are afoot to form a regional airline to improve air connectivity in eight North Eastern states, including Arunachal Pradesh, besides accelerating the development of rail and road networks in the remote region.

First woman chief secretary of Mizoram retires today

Mizoram Chief Secretary L Tochhawng retired from service on Friday and would be succeeded by Lalmalsawma from tomorrow.

Meghalaya govt to start micro grid systems in select villages

 The Meghalaya government will provide micro grid systems in some villages in the state where power will be generated using renewable resources and energy thus saved will be routed to industries, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said today.

Meghalaya police on high alert on terror cells' issue

Meghalaya police have been put under high alert on the possible presence of terror sleeper cells in the state in view of the state's porous border with Bangladesh, a senior officer said on Thursday.

Mizo contractor supplied 5000 quintals of rice to govt

Rem Rem Enterprise, owned by Lalrindika, a contractor, of Aizawl had supplied 5,000 quintals of rice to Mizoram government which was stored at the FCI warehouse in Rangvamual near Aizawl, state food, civil supplies and consumer affairs minister John Rotluangliana today said.

NSF expresses concern over 1,000-hr bandh along NH-39

The Naga Students' Federation (NSF) has expressed serious concern over the ongoing 1,000-hour bandh along the National Highway-39 called by the Joint Action Committee for Autonomous State (JACAS), Karbi Anglong in Assam.

Nagaland CM meets PM Modi

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday.

NSCN(IM) militant nabbed in Manipur

A consignment of arms and ammunition was seized and an NSCN(IM) militant was apprehended by Army in Manipur's Senapati district, Army sources said here Wednesday.

Two persons arrested for attempting to extort money in Aizawl

Two persons, including the chief organiser of the Zoram Nationalist Party's (ZNP) youth wing, have been arrested in Aizawl for attempting to extort money from a businessman.

Arunachal will see repeat of Kargil, warns minister

An Arunachal Pradesh minister on Tuesday warned of a "Kargil-like" situation in the border state as he spoke of a lack of development forcing locals to migrate away from far-flung areas and giving China an opportunity to venture deeper inside Indian territory.

Mizo govt to take strict action against extortionists

Mizoram government will take stringent action against militants involved in extortion, state Home Minister R Lalzirliana Tuesday said.

SC to hear pleas against Tripura teachers' termination

The Supreme Court will hear on Jan 9 the three separate Special Leave Petitions (SLPs), filed against the Tripura High Court judgment ordering termination of jobs of 10,323 government school teachers.

Sandalwood seized in Mizoram

Customs officials seized 5,281 kilos of red sandalwood in Mizoram-Myanmar border Champhai town on Sunday, Customs officials Tuesday said.

Meeting on Agartala-Akhaura railway link project on Oct 29

The External Affairs Ministry has called a meeting of the fourth inter-ministerial steering committee, officials of the Railway Board and other ministries to discuss the pending issues of Agartala-Akhaura (Bangladesh) railway line project on October 29.

Bronze Buddha statue to be presented to Thailand monastery

A 31-member delegation from Thailand will present a bronze Buddha statue to a monastery in Darjeeling as part of a philanthropic endeavour.

Militants kill BSF trooper in Tripura

A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was shot dead by militants in Tripura, police said Friday.

Six ULFA militants nabbed along Assam-Meghalaya border

Six ULFA (anti-talk faction) militants have been nabbed by the Army along the Assam- Meghalaya border and arms and ammunition seized from them, an Army officer said on Wednesday.

Abductors of 11 non-tribals reduce ransom amount in Mizoram

The abductors of 11 non-tribals in Mizoram have reduced their earlier ransom amount from Rs 30 lakh to Rs 11 lakh, police officials said here on Tuesday.

BJP loses assembly by-election in Nagaland

 The BJP Monday lost the assembly by-election to its coalition partner Naga People`s Front (NPF) candidate in Nagaland.

Congress alleges Rs.500 crore scam in Tripura

The opposition Congress in Left-ruled Tripura Monday alleged that Rs.400-500 crore have been embezzled in the last two financial years, and that it would move the high court for a CBI probe into this.

NPF wins Northern Angami II Assembly bypoll

Naga People's Front (NPF) Monday won the bypoll to Northern Angami-II Assembly constituency in Nagaland defeating its alliance partner BJP by 3,045 votes.

Congress wins Assembly bypoll in Manipur

Congress candidate Elangbam Dwijamani was Monday declared elected from Hiyanglam Assembly constituency in Thoubal district of Manipur for which bypoll was held on October 17, state poll officials said.

Nagaland Assembly bypoll results on Monday

 Counting of votes for the by-election to Northern Angami-II Assembly Constituency under Kohima district of Nagaland will be held tomorrow.

Nabam Tuki congratulates Wangsu for by-poll victory

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki on Sunday congratulated Gabriel Denwang Wangsu on his victory in the by-poll to Kanubari assembly seat and thanked the electorate for choosing him.

Inquiry ordered into misappropriation of NHM money in Tripura

Health and Family Welfare department of Tripura has ordered an inquiry into 'misappropriation' of National Health Mission money in Unakoti district, according to an official press statement here.

Arms and ammunition recovered from West Tripura

A cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered from a hill top tribal hut in remote Rambhaktapara in West Tripura district, about 40 km from here.

Dimapur bound train catches fire in Allahabad, no casualties reported

One bogey of a train caught fire on Saturday while it was heading to Nagaland's Dimapur. However, there was no casualty or injury reported.

Arunachal BJP for inclusion in flood assessment team

 The BJP in Arunachal Pradesh today urged Joint Secretary of Union Home Affairs Ministry Shambhu Singh to include senior party leaders in the inter-ministerial team led by him that is currently on tour to the state to assess damages caused by recent floods.

Northeast power projects given lower priority: Lal Thanhawla

 Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla today lamented that power projects in the Northeast were accorded lower priority by the central agencies and charged NTPC with doing nothing on the 460MW Kolodyne Hydro-Electric Project.

Re-poll at Northern Angami-II assembly constituency in Nagaland

Re-poll at a polling station in Northern Angami-II assembly constituency of Nagland was held peacefull recording a high turnout on Saturday.